I would also recommend the speeches by the Big Dog and John "Not taking any more shit" Kerry. We now have a very specific ritiual everyone must go though before ripping up John McCain. First you must state how honorable and brave he is, how he's your friend, and how much you respect him. Then you gut him.
The stagecraft has been very well done, with State roll call vote handled very well, and the 'surprise' appearence of Obama at the end.